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Wellspring of Well-being

A Gaia House online course with Nathan Glyde

Thursday evenings, 10, 17, 24 June, 1 and 8 July (5 weeks)

19:30 – 21:00 (BST)

 

This course is for people with an existing meditation practice. If you don’t have this experience, you could consider joining an upcoming  course for people starting a meditation practice, Foundations of Meditation.

Teacher:

NATHAN GLYDE has been practicing and studying meditation since 1997, and sharing teachings on retreats since 2007. In 2004 he co-founded SanghaSeva whose retreats emphasise wisdom and compassion in ecological and humanitarian service.

Listen to one of Nathan Glyde’s Talks given at Gaia House on 15.12.20: Anattā and Mettā (Duration 45:31)

 

Retreat description

The Buddha’s teachings for the radical reduction of stress and distress, open up a deep, reliable, and nourishing wellspring of well-being. This profound yet accessible harmonisation can be called a blameless happiness. Blameless in its impact: for it neither negatively affects us nor others near or far. And blameless for how it arises: not through habitual patterns of competitive greed and ignorant harmfulness, but through wise, kind, and skilful ways of relating.

On this five week course we will explore ways to find, cultivate, and sustain joyful states of mind.

Format

The course will develop through the 5 meetings, so please only sign up if you can commit to coming to all the weekly meetings. If you do happen to miss one, the recordings of the guided meditation or meditation with instructions and the Dharma talk will be made available to you. Yet bear in mind: you won’t be able to access the discussions, dialogues, Q&As, or anything else offered outside of the meditation and talk as these will not be recorded for privacy reasons.

Using Zoom

This online retreat will use the Zoom platform. For support with learning how to use Zoom, please click here to read the guidance we’ve put together on our website. Please read the first section, ‘Using Zoom’, before registering.

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, you can send an email to info@gaiahouse.co.uk We will respond as quickly as possible, but we have a reduced team during this time so we apologise if you have to wait longer than usual.

Dana/generosity

None of your registration fee goes to the teacher. Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to Nathan at the end of the event.

Click here to read more about the practice of dana.

Dana can be offered to Nathan via his website https://www.dependentorigination.org/support/  alternatively via the Gaia House website by clicking here. Please click on Teacher and then specify that your donation is for ‘Nathan– Wellspring of well-being’ in the notes section on the checkout page.

Dana can also be offered to Gaia House’s residential service team via our website here: https://gaiahouse.co.uk/support-us/.  This team is responding to email and telephone enquiries for both our online and residential retreats, alongside supporting our retreatants during their stay at Gaia House.

With deep appreciation for your generosity.

 

Well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking

Before you book, please read these guidelines about mental well-being and silent retreats:

Meditation retreats can be very nourishing; however, as they require sustained meditation practice, they also need some stability of psychological health. If you have recently (within the past year or so) experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as serious depression or anxiety, it may not be the best time for you to participate in a retreat. The teachers might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care you need at this time. A setting with more opportunities for interpersonal engagement may be more appropriate.

  • If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact Susanne using the email address, retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk

 

Wellspring of Well-being


To register for this retreat:
  1. Please look at the rates listed below and enter the amount appropriate to you in the amount box.
  2. Then complete the registration form.
  3. Please read our Booking & cancellation conditions before completing your booking.


Rates:
Registration is on a sliding-scale starting at £0. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you are able to. Your generosity is vital in supporting Gaia House to sustain its Dharma offerings for the benefit of all.

We are committed to ensuring that our programme is available to everyone who wishes to participate. If our suggested registration band is too high for you, you can enter the amount you are able to pay.

Registration:         £25 — £75 (if this amount is too high, please feel welcome to pay what is appropriate for your current circumstances)

Dānanandi Sangha:       £0     As a regular donor to Gaia House you are contributing already. Thank you.

A note on dana/generosity
None of your registration fee goes to the teacher(s). Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to your teacher(s) at the end of the event.



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